Sunday, November 2, 2014

BrickCon 2014

BrickCon 2014 returned to the Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington, for its 13th year.  This year 470 convention attendees showed up with their models of all different shapes and sizes, from giant space needles and DUPLO orcas, to teeny-tiny replicas of actual models for the micro-BrickCon display. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Introduction to Headlight Brick Patterns

Introduction to Headlight Brick Patterns

Headlight bricks are an essential ingredient for making many different patterned mosaics.  Their unique shape allows for them to be pushed together into a "headlight brick square".  This is an ideal starting point for pattern building.  Headlight brick squares can be pushed together, and by using different colors of bricks, you can make many different patterns.  It is also possible to add other bricks inside of or in between the headlight brick squares, creating more complex patterns.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Book Review: The BrickGun Book: Build the World's Most Realistic LEGO(R) Handguns

The BrickGun Book by Jeff Boen is precisely what it claims to be:  an instruction manual that will show you how to "Build the World's Most Realistic LEGO(R) Handguns".  Published in 2013 by No Starch Press, The BrickGun Book contains 222 clearly illustrated pages that will show you how to put together five of the most popular models from Boen's company,  The models included in the book are the BG22 with Magazine, 92FS, 1911, Desert Eagle and MAC-11 Rubber Band Shooter.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013